[28]:127, Author and Ditko scholar Blake Bell writes that it was Ditko who noted the similarities to the Fly. [171] Many imprints of Spider-Men were created, like the futuristic version of Spider-Man in Marvel 2099 named Miguel O'Hara. IGN noted that, despite being one of the most tragic superheroes of all time, he is "one of the most fun and snarky superheroes in existence. The resulting negative publicity exacerbates popular suspicions about the mysterious Spider-Man and makes it impossible for him to earn any more money by performing. [195][196], In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a case concerning royalties on a patent for an imitation web-shooter. [82] It caused unusual public friction between Quesada and writer Straczynski, who "told Joe that I was going to take my name off the last two issues of the [story] arc", but was talked out of doing so. One was a short piece entitled 'The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man'...[his] other major contribution was the introduction of the Hobgoblin. In this changed reality, Spider-Man's identity is secret once again, and in #545 (Jan. 2008), Watson returns and is cold toward him. [71] Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, is a reformed cat burglar who had been Spider-Man's sole superhuman girlfriend and partner at one point. [98] The following is a list of the top comic books geared for kids. "[69] The creators then revealed the costume was an alien symbiote which Spider-Man is able to reject after a difficult struggle,[70] though the symbiote returns several times as Venom for revenge. the Black Cat,[67] whom he meets in issue #194 (July 1979). After their respective homes are destroyed by a deranged, superpowered former high-school classmate, Parker, Watson, and May move into Stark Tower, and Parker begins working as Tony Stark's assistant while again freelancing for The Daily Bugle and continuing his teaching. As a law-upholding liberal, he finds himself caught between militant leftism and angry conservatives. ", Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). Among them are: “Well, She's (She-Hulk) quippy. However, "He blithely ignores the chance to stop a fleeing thief, [and] his indifference ironically catches up with him when the same criminal later robs and kills his Uncle Ben." On the issue of the initial creation, Ditko states, "I still don't know whose idea was Spider-Man". It is later revealed that it is a ruse to coerce Harry into taking the American Son armor, whom Norman had planed to kill, in order to increase public sympathy. [22] Steve Ditko would be the inker. [200], Spider-Man was declared the number 1 superhero on Bravo's Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens, and Villains TV series in 2005. ", Skelly, Tim. 1 of 5", "The 'One More Day' Interviews with Joe Quesada, Pt. The version of Parker would later be depicted as being killed off and replaced by an Afro-Latino Spider-Man named Miles Morales. Transcribed and published in, Saffel, p. 65, states, "In the battle that followed atop the Brooklyn Bridge (or was it the George Washington Bridge?)...." With the help of even more recruits from other realities and even a deviant Inheritor named Karn, the Spider-Army, including a version of Gwen Stacy with spider-powers known as "Spider-Gwen", launched one final attack on the Inheritors' home of Earth-001. [83] At issue with Straczynski's climax to the arc, Quesada said, was, ...that we didn't receive the story and methodology to the resolution that we were all expecting. Notes cultural historian Bradford W. Wright, Spider-Man's plight was to be misunderstood and persecuted by the very public that he swore to protect. [34] From that point on, there have generally been at least two ongoing Spider-Man series at any time. I wasn't aware of this particular costume, but I have quite a few examples the other version of Superman and didn't need another whilst wanting to support the line to see what else comes out. [90] Later, a massive war ensued between Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man to get Lily Hollister's and Norman Osborn's son, in which Spider-Man found that the child was actually Harry's, who later leaves town to raise him. $25.6 billion worldwide. When Marvel wanted to issue a story dealing with the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the company chose the December 2001 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. 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[203], George Marston of Newsarama placed Spider-Man's origin story as the greatest origin story of all time opining that "Spider-Man's origin combines all of the most classic aspects of pathos, tragedy and scientific wonder into the perfect blend for a superhero origin."[207]. He is anti-social, [sic] castration-ridden, racked with Oedipal guilt, and accident-prone ... [a] functioning neurotic". ", Lee, Stan (w), Ditko, Steve (p), Ditko, Steve (i). He then cures MJ and they look at the Empire State Building, lit in red and blue in his honor. to advance his agenda,[87] while using his public image to start his own Dark Avengers. 3, Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond. [172][176], In The Creation of Spider-Man, comic book writer-editor and historian Paul Kupperberg calls the character's superpowers "nothing too original"; what was original was that outside his secret identity, he was a "nerdy high school student". 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